Boat House Waterfront Dining

4.7
2784 reviews
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Seafood
Nestled in the exquisite farming and seaside community of Tiverton, Rhode Island, the Boat House offers waterfront dining on the Sakonnet River. A contemporary and upscale twist on the quintessential seaside eatery, the menu is abundant with fresh, local seafood, meats and organic produce.
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BF
New England
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable view. The clam chowder was amazing and the lobster was delectable. I would highly recommend this restaurant

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E
New England
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner overall. The food were good but it was served an open botle of S.Pellgrino. We preferd not to ask a waiter why it taste unussual and was very sparking. Please open the botle at the table next time.

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M
New England
78 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Very accommodating. Great View. Can be loud if seated in main dining room. Menu is mediocre.

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F
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant waterfront location w plenty of parking. They have Adirondack chairs outside. There is nice walkway along the waterfront and access to the pier. Good place to go for a special occasion. The Dove in a Shrub cocktail was awesome! The service was excellent.

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J
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining experience we have had a very long time! Hollie was our AMAZING server, seriously she was the BEST! As if the phenomenal food, drinks, and the view weren't enough Hollie made us feel like we were her only guests and just added to the whole overall fantastic experience. Thank you, Hollie, and thank you Boathouse!

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AH
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service excellent. Setting sun was also perfect!

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KK
New England
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I was extremely disappointed with the food! I ordered a ‘filet’ that I couldn’t cut through, even with a sharp knife! My husband had swordfish that was ‘fishy’ tasting. We had been before, and loved the ambiance with Mt Hope Bay and the sunset, but the food was just not what I remember from last time. What a shame!

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DW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I made reservation for our annual luncheon a month in advance & asked for corner table, if available. Upon arrival, corner table was available but was told there was another reservation. That table stayed empty throughout our lunch & was still not occupied upon our departure (@ 90 minutes). Also, no gluten-free printed menu available as there was previously which is an issue. We have dined her 3 years in a row, but am considering another location for next year.

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AC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, delicious and exactly as ordered. The service was quick and very friendly.

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JP
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love it!!! We always sit at the bar and have such a fun time! Extra special when they brought out a creme brûlée for a surprise anniversary dessert!
Highly recommended!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

First time at the Boathouse since the new menu. Have to say I am quite unimpressed. Completely did away with the simply grilled items and the new entrees didn't live up to expectations. The Seafood Pasta replaced the Primavera. The Primavera was so much better. The Jambalaya in place of the Paella on the menu was so very underwhelming. Mostly rice and fatty chicken. On top of that, the service was less than attentive. This is all unfortunate as we have dined here many many times and had considered it one of our favorite restaurants.

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p
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The server was having an off night I think, he wasn't very attentive and seemed to be bothered to be there.
Even with a reservation we were seated at the table closest to the bathrooms, kind of ruined the ambiance of an otherwise beautiful restaurant.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for any occasion. Excellent menu.

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SV
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mother's Day brunch...delicious food, served quickly and nice and hot. Service was very attentive. It was a perfect meal. We left feeling satisfied and happy!

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Corner table with window view was perfect for our Mother's day celebration. Great service, no waiting and great food as well.

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CC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the entire experience. The seating, our waiter, the food all great! Will be back!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Mother’s day

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful time. Great food and service as always.

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S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We come here for our special dinners. Always good food and friendly staff. Unfortunately, the beer list is a bit dated. I don't the think the craft offerings have changed much in over a year. I would be interested in seeing something from local craft like canned Heat Craft Beer, Ragged Island, or Proclamation.

Cheers

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ME
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The service was very good. Overall I had a good experience there despite finding a few hairs in my entree. They immediately addressed the issue. It would have been nice if they offered something for the inconvenience. I usually have zero tolerance for instances like that but I was there celebrating a birthday and didn't want make a big deal. Besides, like I said the service was good. The lobster mac was good as well.

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WP
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We went to the Biat House to celebrate our 54th wedding anniversary. We had a table by a window as we requested when booking our reservation. Our server was very knowledgeable , efficient , and polite .
We found however , that pricing was quite expensive. My husband’s selection was delicious, but my selection , while presentation was impressive , flavor wise , didn’t meet my expectation.

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MM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner, beautiful night on the water. The creamy clam chowder was delicious!

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J
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect evening, dinner was delicious as always, wonderful service and beautiful water view!! Would highly recommend but definitely make a reservation!!

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LP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great setting, decent wine list, interesting food menu

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RP
New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great experience. The food was delicious and great service! The place was still packed around 9pm when we arrived, which was great. We can't wait to come back in the summer.

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b
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful evening in this lovely restaurant. The food and drink were delightful. Our server was knowledgeable and made sure all out needs were met and was never intrusive. Made reservation thru OpenTable and made a nite it was birthday occasion and to my surprise when our dessert was brought to the table there was a candle and the serving underplate was piped with Happy Birthday in chocolate...my sister was delighted. Perfect evening

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PF
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was phenomenal 👌 great views and friendly staff. Staff and service was genuine.

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C
New England
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Server Meagan was amazing!!
Attentive - with just the right balance of privacy - all our needs were met.
As always- the view serves up a spectacular scene which compliments the gorgeousness of the delights of the Sea!

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p
New England
55 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for my wife made special by great food and service. Special thanks to Hostess Karen for a window table!

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KJ
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love The Boathouse.
Amazing view. Megan, our server, was efficient and
extremely personable.
Food was excellent as always!

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JS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Ashley was excellent, next time I go there I will ask for her.

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RR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Children’s high chair was broken
Child slipped out of seat

No Injuries but was scared

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always!

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DB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrate my friends birthday. Everything was wonderful.

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PP
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Nathan our server was wonderful and Beth was very helpful

The lobster fritters were burnt and we asked to have a new order and the second order was burnt. They may have been using old oil.

I had preordered a special dessert but we didn’t get it and I didn’t want to ask for that would have ruined the surprise

Our family loves the Boathouse and will continue to go there, but the food was not as good as it has been

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l
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been to the Boat House on several occasions and have been throughly satisfied each time.
The wait staff, food and drink is always on the money. Thanks for the great service and am looking forward to going back. Great view in the summer months!!

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MD
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our go to restaurant in Tiverton RI. Great views, warm service and good food. What more could you ask for? Seafood or Beef, Boathouse has got it all.

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C
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Happy Easter and a Happy Birthday all in one dinner. Perfect company and always such a gorgeous view.

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TJ
New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regular diners at The Boathouse and they have yet to disappoint. Although we love it there, we are not so jaded that we wouldn’t point out an issue if there was one. We always have a reservation and are warmly greeted and seated promptly. We have always had waitstaff who were friendly, professional and attentive. The food is always excellent and Easter dinner was no exception. There are a lot of restaurants in our area, but The Boathouse is our #1 choice. The only suggestion that we feel would make our experience perfect would be valet parking. It would have prevented muddy shoes.

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PB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

During dinner for Easter I made reservations for Mother’s Day. Absolutely love the Boat House
Food soo delicious, everyone says hi and even if they are not your server will help when needed.
Such a pleasant atmosphere and I have already requested my family take me there to celebrate my birthday. Attention to making everyone welcome and serving great food Check Check!!

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